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Breathe Again

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Maggie Lachlan is struggling to get over the death of her husband. After being overcome by emotion during a shift in the E.R., she's suspended indefinitely. Making things worse, she needs a place to stay after the quick sale of the house she shared with her late husband.

Fortunately, her friend Ryan Stewart offers her a room while she gets her life in order, much to the cha
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Maggie has been struggling with keeping her head above water. And while she struggling she doesn't show anyone what she's going through. Work is her refugee. But not for long. Her work ethics is not as sharp as they were and her boss is noticing her declining work load. And decides to let her go. He gives her two weeks to grieve or recuperate.

Fortunately she made new friends with a guy named Ryan and he became her savior in his own way. He was there to distract her from the obvious and help her
Breathe Again by Bonnie R. Paulson is a contemporary romance set to release on the 22nd of this month from Carina Press. This is a story that deals with a lot of grief, a widow who hasn't allowed herself time to properly grieve for a loss that has her questioning each and every relationship in her life, making her reject overtures made by her friends and loved ones because pity is intolerable in the face of what she has experienced.

Told in the first person from Maggie's point of view, Breathe A
Christi Snow
Aug 22, 2011 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
Oh my goodness, this is such a heart-breaking story. After the suicide of her husband, Maggie is broken. She simply makes it through each day, not really living, just existing. She's a radiology tech at the hospital and a chance meeting with 2 brothers, Brodan & Ryan, changes her life.

This is not a book that can be considered light reading. There is a ton of sadness and emotional trauma throughout the entire book from page 1 to the very last page. Maggie is dealing with the death o
Sep 12, 2011 Christa rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
I found this to be a rather sweet, contemporary romace. The main character, Maggie, was difficult at times. Her situation and history made it understandable, but I found her behavior over the top at times. I liked Brodan, the hero, and enjoyed how protective he was of his brother.

Maggie has had a difficult time dealing with her life after her husband's death. When she meets Ryan Stewart, a patient at the hospital where she works, she feels an interest in being with people and having friends agai
Aug 10, 2011 Jill rated it liked it
Ten months have passed since Maggie's husband Dean died. One evening she meets Ryan, a patient and his brother Brodan, at the hospital where she works as a radiographer. At times Maggie doesn't handle her husband's death well. It is affecting her work and she is asked to take time off from her job. When on leave she again meets Ryan and Brodan and they quickly establish a friendship. Ryan, cheerful and outgoing and Brodan, brooding and cynical.

The narrative in the first person by heroine Maggie
Brooke Moss
Oct 01, 2011 Brooke Moss rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that proves the fact that you can't judge a book by its cover. At first glance, this book is a stereotypical romance novel, but it is much, much more. Ms. Paulson's knowledge of the medical field and her skill at crafting an emotionally grabbing storyline made for a book not to be lumped in with all of the others. This is a stand out novel with more depth than advertised. My only complaint is that there was no epilogue, so now I am left to wonder what will become of Ma ...more
Maggie Lachlan is struggling to get over the death of her husband. After being overcome by emotion during a shift in the E.R., she's suspended indefinitely. Making things worse, she needs a place to stay after the quick sale of the house she shared with her late husband.
Fortunately, her friend Ryan Stewart offers her a room while she gets her life in order, much to the chagrin of his brother and housemate, Brodan Steele. Brodan doesn't want to like Maggie, not when he knows Ryan has feelings for
A vary dark read.
I feel a bit violated after reading it. The emotions tugged at my heart a bit too much. I know it was realistic. I know it was written superbly and the author should be applauded.
But I still can not make myself like it.
It had a distinctive Withering heights feel to it.

Yes, I know everybody is looking at this rew and wondering if I am crazy. Withering heights? How so?
What I meant is this:
There was a happy ending for somebody. There was.
But all that heartache could not get topped.
Jan 18, 2012 KatiD rated it liked it
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Maggie Lachlan is still trying to cope with the death 10 months agoof her husband, Dean. Dean committed suicide in their living room, leaving no note, no hint as to why. He'd served three tours in Iraq and was more distant each time he came home. Maggie struggles with the fact that their 12 year relationship really wasn't all that happy, and her profound anger at Dean for doing what he did. By day, Maggie is an x-ray technician at a local hospital. The job suits her because she can really just g ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Every person handles grief differently. But Maggie, she didn't make time to do so properly. Soon after her husband's tragic death, she jumped back into work, keeping a non-stop hectic schedule. It finally catches up with her, as she just isn't the same. Before she's pushed into taking time off, Maggie meets Ryan, a patient at the hospital she works for.

Maggie lives her life in a daze, it seems. Never accepting or getting closure for
Aug 29, 2011 Chelsea rated it it was amazing
Wow. I'm blown away by some of the comments on this book. The book was amazing. As someone who has recently been through a loss, I would say that Maggie's feelings were very realistic as she was struggling to move past it and get on with her life. Ryan and Brodan woke her up from her depression and got her to see the good in life again. This was a touching and emotional book and one I would recommend to anyone looking for a sweet, romantic and heartfelt book. Kudos to the author on a job well do ...more
Natasha  A.
Sep 14, 2011 Natasha A. marked it as dnf
For now, I'm marking this as a DNF.
I am really enjoying the story. I am intrigued and I want more.
However I can't handle the writing style. I find myself irritated and pissed off while reading it.
I have to say, it reminds me of The Butterfly Tattoo, which was another DNF for me, again for the writing style.
First person I guess?
And just the way details and information are reveled.
Sep 15, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it
This book was a fantastic, emotional romance! I had tears in my eyes in parts of it. Sweet romance. I do wish the ending had been longer but it was still a great read.
Feb 19, 2013 Amanda rated it did not like it
The beginning of the book was good. About 3/4 of the way through, the story got very rushed. It started to not even make sense. Ending was lame.
Laura's Book Addiction
Sep 30, 2011 Laura's Book Addiction rated it did not like it
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Could not finish just did not like the authors style of writing.
Shelley Martin
Mar 28, 2012 Shelley Martin rated it it was amazing
This book made my heart melt. I fell for the characters. Hard.
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Sep 05, 2011 Tracy's Place rated it really liked it
4.25 out of 5
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